Jill Coan is an experienced home school veteran, having taught her five children since 1997. Her oldest has now graduated college as valedictorian and is working on a Master’s degree in English at TWU. She has two other children in college (her daughter graduates from ACU in May and one at TSU) and two still learning at home. Her children range in age from 10-23. Jill received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Abilene Christian University Intercollegiate Nursing School, graduating with highest honors. She worked at Hendrick’s Medical Center in Abilene as assistant director of the Pediatric Unit. She worked as a hematology and oncology nurse at Ft. Worth Cook’s Children Hospital and also as a cardiology nurse in the ICU Step Down unit at St Joseph’s hospital in Bryan/College Station prior to putting her nursing career on hold to be a mom and teacher. She and her children have attended The Center for Home Education since 2006. Today, in addition to teaching at the Center and at home, she also is the Nurse Manager at Pregnancy Help 4 U, a non-profit crisis pregnancy center in Keller. She has been the Senior Class Coordinator since 2010 initiating a class for seniors in 2011 called “Senior Session”. She has taught a variety of classes at the Center, including Language Art, world history, and American history. This year she is branching out with a class she has taught her own children at home over the years “Character Matters”. She is excited to share this study (that her own children have loved) with the children at The Center.